Hello everyone –
Im a new member and would like some input from the group. I am nearly 55 yrs old but have had terrible cholesterol problems my whole life. When I was in my late teens, my trigs were over 1200 (yes, 1200 – that is not a misprint). As I have aged they have dropped but still range between 600 and 800. I am self employed and most of the time I have not had medical insurance so my medical care has been sporadic at best. Each time is see a new doctor and they do my blood work, they freak out and want put me on all these medications. I have NOT been under medication for this my whole life, and 5 yrs ago I had full cardiac stress test done at the hospital done as part of a full physical including COPD screening etc. The stress came back showing absolutely no signs whatsoever of coronary artery disease or any cardiac abnormalities at all . ( I think I still have a copy of the test somewhere). My blood pressure is 130/70 and my resting heart rate is 63 beats per minute. I work out 6 days a week. If this trig and cholesterol problem is so serious, wouldn’t it show up in these test? Even this new Dr I saw seemed a bit perplexed that my blood pressure was normal and my hear rate so low.